Created to Soar

Posted: June 1, 2016 in 2016 Devotion, Devotions

Isaiah 40:31
“but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and
renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles…”

Thesoarre was a traffic jam in our backyard, too many birds and not enough perches at the bird feeder. Observing the traffic jam I noticed that birds can’t hover, they can flap for a few seconds but then they have to fly to a branch or land. My observation taught me that birds, well at least most, are created to soar, to fly, not hover. If you’re a bird and you want to hover then find a brisk wind and fly into it and let it lift you…otherwise move on, you were created to fly.

What is true of birds is true of Christians, we were not created to hover, to stall out but to soar. We were created to experience the wild side of life, to test the limits of God’s creativity, to dream, dreams to see visions. In the short time the disciples had with Jesus they saw something new every day; water turned into wine, mud turned to eyeballs, dead men called back to life just to recall a few…a day with Jesus was anything but dull and boring. Jesus didn’t hover! Unfortunately, in today society too many Christians want to hover, stay in the same place, stall around the same issue and park at their problem. Sure brisk winds of difficulty will blow into our lives from time to time but when they do all we have to do is turn and face the wind and wait upon the Lord. Isaiah said, “but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles…” Even in difficulty you were created to soar!

My challenge to you today, live your life with expectancy! Take the training wheels off the bike, the plastic off the seats, kick up some dirt and live life in the zest and zeal God created for you to experience as a Christian. Dr. Seuss said, “Oh the places you can go…” if only you soar. Stop living at street level, get above the mundane of a surface level life. Live in the fullness of the faith God intended for you to experience. Soar!

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